Manuscript currently in submission to publishers.
Chinese prostitutes in the Old West were often called China Mary. The poems in China Mary chronicle the story of a girl who arrives in San Francisco during the last days of the California gold rush, where she is sold to a parlor house against her will. A decade later, she emerges in the railroad boomtown of Evanston, Wyoming, seeking to rebuild her life and grapple with her past. Based on the life of a woman whose story has been lost to history, these poems hover in the shadows of the western frontier.
Diode Poetry Journal:: China Mary has just arrived in a San Francisco brothel.
Entropy:: Scenes from China Mary’s journey to San Francisco and her life in the brothel.
Queen Mob’s Teahouse:: Newly widowed, China Mary arrives in Evanston from Park City, Utah.
Nailed Magazine:: China Mary attempts to escape from the brothel. Later, in Wyoming, she begins to face her past. With author’s introduction.